Date: December 28, 2014
“Please indicate (by number) which of these statements best represents your position on this issue:
1. I think that sometimes this treatment gets abused but most doctors are conscience and know what they are doing.
2. I think chemical castration is a bad treatment and is wrong.
3. I think people should listen to the professionals when this treatment is recommended.
4. I have no opinion.”
…People know themselves, where their limits exist…and when they’ve crossed a line into where they can no longer live with something.
This is the base premise I start from, when weighing the rightness or wrongness of “chemical castration”…Because an individuals personal experience and needs, are every bit as important…and probably the most important factor, in most cases.
A lot of us, and at one time I did this also…we start from the viewpoint that “chemical castration” is just imposed upon us…either by the legal system directly, or as an effect of extreme social intolerance which leaves us with few options we can live with [aka, we are strong armed into it, but would never do it otherwise].
It is my opinion that, yes…implementation of “chemical castration”, as it commonly occurs today, is both alarming and troubling…I cannot call it ethical. I cannot call the cultural atmosphere it is being conducted in ethical, either.
…I think it is important, however…to not forget that some people might honestly need this type of thing. It may be wrong, to deny them of it.
I will not stand in the way of anyone, who has an obsessive and compulsive fixation with sex, for whom it is causing a real disruption in life, from seeking out such a thing.
While I personally do not understand the inability to put your sexual needs aside, or just deal with them discretely on your own…I understand that some people have a much harder time with it, than others.
This world is not fair…and I think it is wrong, that “chemical castration” gets targeted at so many people, without their choice or true consent…I think that it needs to be put on a leash, and reigned in. I think there should be serious and severe consequences, for wherever this imposed drug causes injury…I would even support criminal prosecutions, long prison sentences and large fines…But we are a long way removed, from sanity of that nature…It’s something to fight for.
In a nutshell…It is not my place to assess you, and tell you whether or not you need, or can have, “chemical castration” available as an option to you…I will, however, condemn anyone trying to force you to be “chemically castrated” [or physically, for that matter].
This is my stance on “chemical castration”.
As to your list of responses, I cannot choose any of them…The first scenario is tainted by social prejudice, and I don’t have any mechanism to assess doctors on this issue…The second is too absolute…The third gets back to the social atmosphere of prejudice, all this is occurring in…The fourth is obviously just wrong…I do have an opinion…It’s a complex opinion, on a hazy, controversial [and heated] topic.
A last note, I feel I should make…
…I appreciate and acknowledge the gravity, of the fact that our social demographic has been treated so inhumanely, so abhorrently, by the system…that a lot of us are going to naturally, and understandably, have justified hostile reactions to the issue of “chemical castration”.
…I accept that the system deserves no trust or goodwill from us.
What I wont embrace, is a “cover all” stance to this issue, that is rooted in our collective retaliation to social abuses we’ve suffered.